Carol Hurn D.V.M., Veterinarian, owner
I was born in Moses Lake, Washington, and grew up in a military family that moved quite a bit, attending high school in northern Maine, and college at Purdue University in Indiana. After graduating, I took a few years working at various jobs (surgery lab technician, record store clerk, high school chemistry teacher) before deciding to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. I focused on preventive care, medicine and surgery at Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Small animal dentistry became one of my biggest areas of interest while working at a family practice for 12 years in Columbus, Ohio.
In 2009, my stepdaughter moved to Chicago to attend SAIC and my husband and I relocated to Portland. We had visited Oregon and were drawn by the vibrant arts, music and food scene, proximity to the ocean and mountains, friendly people and the active lifestyle. I missed the close relationships with the clients and pets that I had in my previous work and decided to start my own neighborhood clinic. In July 2012 City Pets Vet opened its doors on SE Division Street, just a short bike ride from our house.
Running a practice has been a very rewarding experience. Every day I look forward to coming in to do our best for the wonderful pets our clients have entrusted to our care.
I was born in the Bay Area of California, and moved, with my family, to the Pacific NW at a young age. I fell in love with the Portland area and after college decided to make it my home. Having lived in many parts of the city, I find I love all the little different communities that make Portland interesting and unique. My goal as a veterinarian is to make my patients as healthy and comfortable as they can be throughout their lives. From the sweet little baby visits, to the colds and injuries, to the more chronic challenges that come later in life, I will walk you through options that work for you and your family. I have been in practice for 15 years and I continue to look towards new and innovative treatments to make my practice of veterinary medicine better and better. I am very excited to join the staff at City Pets Vet and get to know all of you and your furry family members!
Heather, Practice Manager
Like many of us, my love of animals began at a very early age. I was three years old when my parents allowed me to pick out my first childhood dog, a German Shepherd. She also was three years old and was my best friend until we were both sixteen and it was time for her to leave my side. It was at that time that I for sure knew that I wanted to work in veterinary medicine. The doctor had been so compassionate and I wanted to help people the way he had helped my dog and my family. I started working in a veterinary hospital as soon as someone would take me. I began as a kennel assistant, then receptionist, assistant and ultimately became a veterinary technician and Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.
At home I live with my husband, my amazing little Chihuahua mix, three wonderful cats and a very soft mini rex rabbit. I can't wait to meet you and your pets!
Hi, I'm Ari! I moved here from Colorado in 2012 specifically for the rain and moss. My degree is actually in animated/video art and outside of work I am always drawing, painting, writing, sculpting, sewing, or filming something. How I ended up working at a vet clinic is through my passion for nature and animal rights. I see my art as a way to communicate the complexities of life and nature, and by working at City Pets Vet I get hands-on education on animal behavior and health. I love to witness the bond of the families that come through here. I don't live with any animals at the moment, but I'm eagerly awaiting the day when I can adopt a cat of my very own. I'm interested in someday doing stray/feral cat fostering as well and I currently volunteer at House of Dreams cat shelter on the weekends. I've been vegan for nine years!
I was born and raised in Portland and have had a love of animals my whole life. Growing up we had cats, dogs, gerbils, fish and even a snake at one time. My love of animals led me to the veterinary field. In 1999 I started worked in a dual general and specialty practice. I love the human- animal bond, helping pets and their families is a real passion of mine. I am excited to be part of the City Pets Vet team, continuing to grow and fulfill that passion everyday.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends, reading, photography and baking. I enjoy the beach, exploring Oregon and traveling with my family. My family includes my fiancee, Jacob, my two sons, Hunter and Aidan, my Dachshund/Yorkie mix Loki, and my very talkative Siamese cat, Louis.
Matt, Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant in training
I grew up in Colorado and have lived here in Portland since 2014. I am happy to be in the veterinary field and am currently working towards my technician certification. City Pets has always impressed me, first as a client and now as an employee, with the knowledge of the doctors and staff and the level of care provided. I am proud to be a part of the team. Outside of the clinic I enjoy reading, playing hockey and spending time with my two dogs, Bishop and Indigo, especially outdoors in some of the awesome parks around Portland.
Jen, Veterinary Assistant
I am English, but worked abroad, and travelled around Southeast Asia for 5 years before moving to Portland in 2013. Rescuing Nicademus, my cat, from The Republic of Korea, was the reason I got into this profession. He mostly sleeps but likes to sing to my husband and I at 3 am! Those of you with cats can appreciate this. I also have a former barn cat, Ophelia, who makes a lot of noise and destruction for something so small. I would love a dog but my kitties wouldn’t! I love hiking, camping, and soccer, and neighborhood clean ups. I have a passion for upcycling.
I enjoy being a part of the City Pets team and sharing the highs and lows of your pets health with you.
Janelle, Veterinary Assistant
I was born and raised near Sacramento, California and made the move to Hillsboro at the end of 2017 & have never looked back! I immediately fell in love with the Portland area and Oregon in general for many different reasons (yes, I love rain).
I have been a stay at home mom to my daughter since we moved until January 2019, when I decided it was time to get back to work! I was overjoyed when given the opportunity to work at CPV, I have amazing coworkers and some extremely cute kitties and doggies that keep me excited to come to work everyday.
I graduated college in 2012 with a degree in Veterinary Technology which has been my passion since high school and hope to become certified again sometime in the near future. For now I spend as much time as I can with my 3 year old and my mom (who decided she couldn't stand to be away from her grandbaby) exploring Oregon's natural beauty. When the weather keeps us indoors, we enjoy spending time together cooking (even if it's just pretend) or playing some toddler-inspired games! We also have a very active ferret named Ziggy, and a (also very active) cat named "Bunny" to keep us constantly busy!
Kat, Veterinary Assistant
Hello, My name is Kat. I’m from far away Springfield, Missouri and have lived in downtown Portland for two years and love everything about Oregon.
I have two kitty cats Winston and Isis They are definitely spoiled, I love spending time with them and someday I’d like to have a dog. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, horseback riding, and traveling.
I am an enthusiastic Veterinary Assistant dedicated to providing the highest quality care to both pets and their people. My passion for animals and awareness of their needs allows me to succeed. I have loved working with animals ever since I was little and have been a Veterinary Assistant since 2011. I look forward to new experiences and I am excited to be apart of a fun, loving and caring team at City Pets Vet.
Scott, Certified Veterinary Technician
I was born and raised in Central New York where I spent a lot of time in the woods, fields and swamps of the region. In 1993 I went to school at Cornell University for a degree in Natural Resources. Upon graduation I lived in Ithaca for several more years and then in 1997 moved to Portland. After a year of living here I started working in the veterinary field and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2006. For nine years I worked with primates at the ONPRC but transitioned back to working with companion animals in 2018. In my free time I like to hike the regions trails, draw, sketch, cook, and paint miniatures. At home my cat likes to sit nearby while I work on these projects and vocally demand more love.